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Three new deaths and 35 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday on the Kern County Public Health Services Department’s data dashboard.

That brings total deaths to 24 and total cases of the virus locally to 1,438.

Roughly 65 percent of those who contracted the virus have recovered and about 30 percent have active infections and are isolating at home. The number of hospitalized patients fluctuates daily but is somewhere between 35 and 40, according to state and county data. 

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äänestys sininen 2020

everyone sayN theirs nothing to see here folks and now the death toll is approaching 90,000.......

Independent Voter

Who do you know that's sick? Who do you know that hat has passed? I believe the vulnerable should be protected - or, if capable, protect themselves. Everyone else? Get back to work. If you get sick, see a doctor and follow his/her orders. Take precautions for yourself and others, as we do with every other virus. COVID is here and isn't going away. Hide under a rock and wring your hands in fear or move on with our lives and deal with it. Either way, the world has clearly caved in a way we've never seen before. If you feel this is a good thing, great for you. Me? It's more frightening than the virus.


I don't know anyone who knows anyone who has had Covid-19 let alone died from it. Yet we read of celebrities and their families surviving the virus. Are they supposed to count, because they're certainly not living the same lifestyle I live. I wear my mask, wash my hands, but today at Target, I ran into someone I've known all my life and haven't seen for quite a long time, and we hugged. Should I worry now? The absolute worst thing we can do is stress over this. The life expectancy of White Americans has been on the decline for several years, all over stress. So find a happy place, wash your hands and don't worry, be happy!


I do know one person in Bakersfield whose had Covid19. I know one person in the NYC area who died of Covid19.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

YORKIES- why do you keep talking about national numbers on stories that cover only Kern County?

Oh- let me guess, is it because the mortality numbers here are much lower than previously modeled?

You and others (one in particular that has either lost his Internet privileges or changed handles) predicted thousands of deaths here. Nope and now you are trying to save face by constantly referring to the number of dead country-wide.

Nice try...

Independent Voter

It has become apparent that specific details aside from generalizations will never be forthcoming from Kern Public Health. Therefore, I dismiss all information coming from them without proper context. A total waste of time.


Failure. Total failure. They department should be cleared out.


UsA 4% of the world's population. USA 30% of the world's covid deaths.

It is estimated 90% of those deaths could have been prevented with a nationwide lockdown early, (like South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Taiwan.)

It starts at the top. Leaving the Governors to clean up his mess. Blood on his hands. President Bodybags.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Dweeb, you do (or don't) know that as recently as February 29th, Dr. Fauci said “There’s no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day by day basis. Right now the risk is still low, but this could change.”

It also wasn't until March 11th when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 was a global health pandemic.

How early were we supposed to do something when two of the all-knowing pandemic experts indicated such things?

Also, cite your source for the 90% number and please don't hang your hat on the U of W model- their death estimates have been off more than 70% of the time (fortunately)...

äänestys sininen 2020

Bingo again Gene your on a roll........Everyone and everything Trump has blamed for his coronavirus response By Amber Phillips March 31, 2020 at 4:00 a.m. PDT “I don’t take responsibility at all.” That’s what President Trump said this month when asked whether he takes responsibility for the slow rollout of testing that public health officials say handicapped the country’s ability to protect Americans from the coronavirus. But Trump’s desire to not take responsibility could also be extrapolated to the coronavirus crisis in general. Trump has thrown blame in nearly a dozen different directions for the virus’s spread and different aspects of the response to it.

As he acknowledges that 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die of the virus, here are the people and places he’s blamed for it, with some added context: China

For: Not doing enough to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

But: Back in January, Trump praised China for doing two things that, in hindsight, we know it has not done: 1) keep the spread of the virus under control and 2) be forthright about how many people in the country are infected........ ad on and on....... just like you


Our President Trump is on a mission to reveal the Culprits behind this weaponized Virus. Hang them High and make them pay.


Just keep digging that hole Trump, we'll be there in November to shovel the dirt on top of you.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

A Washington Post reporter has apologized for and deleted a tweet in which she falsely claimed President Trump called the coronavirus a "hoax" during a recent campaign rally.

"My apologies for quoting the president out of context," said Amber Phillips, a reporter for the Post's "The Fix" political blogging team. "As The Washington Post’s Fact Checker makes clear, he called Democrats politicizing coronavirus a hoax. I have deleted the incorrect tweet."

Not the first time she's done this either Yorkies, but if you want to attach yourself to a partisan political blogger from the Washington Post, go right ahead...


Nice try, but you left out Sweden. Sweden didn't "lockdown " and their death rate per 100K population is almost identical to the US. Who estimated 90%? Using your logic, we could have prevented 100% of the deaths if China hadn't hidden the facts about the virus. Also do you really believe the statistics from China. But then you are a Liberal and support the Chinese lockdown where they locked people in their home and allowed them to starve to death.

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